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Alert! Astounding Evidence! How Utah Officials Destroy Innocent Families!
Documentation of Jordan and Leigh Bierly Case Exposes State Confiscation & Horrific Abuses of Power!


Why Accountability Utah Is Providing this Web Space

Update for 12/22/04: After years of trivializing the rape of innocent Utah families, a Utah legislative audit has taken a baby step toward confirming what we have been telling you all along: DCFS is out of control.  A recent legislative audit can cite no evidence for the forced removal of Jordan and Leigh Bierly. See Legislative Audit: No Evidence for Removal of Bierly Children.

Update for 10/8/2003: Anonymous, sympathetic informants have delivered several e-mails purportedly originating within the Utah Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) regarding the Bierly family tragedy. They point the finger of blame at the Utah Attorney General's Office for harming children.  See DCFS Says AG's Office Doesn't Care About Children's Best Interest!

Original Alert Below

Summary: Governor Leavitt, Attorney General Shurtleff, DCFS, the Guardian ad Litem's Office, Utah judges, many legislators, and others must be accountable for the confiscation of the Bierly children and the destruction of the Bierly family!  Act now to end this reign of terror!

Contents:

"It would have been better to have the CPS-style removal I advised at DCFS rather than the Elian Gonzales-style removal at gun point from the closet in Lisa Bierly's home that actually came to fruition." Assistant Attorney General Paul Amann, in an e-mail on Bierly case.

PART I: THE SET-UP

  Meet Jordan & Leigh Bierly

  Long-time, Respected Family Doctor Satisfied

  Initial Tiff with Government School Officials

  "Grampa Barry" Infiltrates Bierly Family

PART II: CHILD CONFISCATION

  Jordan Seized without Warrant, Authority, or Cause

  Another Prominent Doctor Defends Parents

  DCFS Lies About Taking Jordan to Hospital

  AG's Office Seizes Leigh Bierly in Defiance of Court Order

  Let the State Assault Begin!

PART III: THE HORRIFIC ABUSES

  Official Document Admits Denial of Due Process!

  Public Defender Undermines Bierlys' Chances

  Leigh Returned Home, Only to be Seized by AG's Office

  Midvale Gestapo Repeat "Elian-Gonzales" Raid

  Jordan's Health Deteriorates He Loses Hope

  State Officials Fail to Take Action on Bierly Plight

  Why Accountability Utah is Providing this Web Space

CONCLUSION: TAKE ACTION!

PART I: THE SET-UP

Meet Jordan & Leigh Bierly

Darryl and Lisa Bierly family live in Midvale, Utah.  Prior to this tragedy, they were the proud parents of four children: Tim (18), Peter (16), Jordan (6), and Leigh (2).  Jordan, a diabetic, and Leigh are no longer with the family.

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Long-time, Respected Family Doctor Satisfied

Long-time family doctor, and head of the diabetes and endocrinology clinics, officially confirmed that Jordan was in stable health and was well cared for by his parents.  From his May 26, 1999 letter:

"Jordan Bierly, (age 6 2/12ths) is a young man with type [1] diabetes (insulin dependent). He is seen regularly in our endocrine/diabetes clinics and appears very healthy and well cared for he is following an 1800 Cal meal plan & receives 6 MPH insulin each a.m. & 5 MPH insulin each p.m.  BS [blood sugar] (245 am) & HAIC [hemoglobin AIC] (9.1%) are stable and a little high but improving."  Dr. Marvin Rallison

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Initial Tiff with Government School Officials

Like so many other families, the Bierly's initial run-in with the Utah Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) was caused by careless school officials.  Lisa Bierly and her doctor warned them to avoid giving him sugary foods.  Contrary to her instructions, school officials allowed Jordan to eat pancake syrup, chocolate milk, cookies, M&M's, etc.  Consequently, his blood sugar levels rose.

 

Instead of taking responsibility for their actions, the school nurse contacted DCFS and blamed Lisa.  The allegations against the Bierly family could not be substantiated.  But they were now on DCFS's deadly radar screen.

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"Grampa Barry" Infiltrates Bierly Family

The Beirly's family doctor, Marvin Rallison's, moved on as head of the diabetes and endocrinology clinics, and was replaced by Dr. Dana Hardin.  She allegedly reported the family to DCFS for medical neglect. According to the Bierlys, Dr. Rallison was very upset upon learning of her actions and the DCFS response.

 

Enter DCFS employee, Barry Richards, who conducted a single investigative visit to the Bierly home prior to seizing Jordan.  According to the Bierly parents, Richards openly presented himself as "Grampa Barry" to the children.

 

Aside from one doctor's opinion, "Grampa Barry" did not have much to go on.  According to a DCFS risk assessment report dated October 12, 2000, Jordan's family had no prior substantiated problems.

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PART II: CHILD CONFISCATION

Jordan Seized without Warrant or Cause

Nevertheless, on September 28, 2000, at approximately 4:45 p.m, Midvale police accompanied self-proclaimed "Grampa" Barry Richards to the Bierly home.  They presented a notice of shelter hearing, but no court order or warrant allowing DCFS to take Jordan in the first place.  The certificate of service was signed by Richards.  The reason Richards gave for the removal was that the child needed immediate medical care and that the family had been inadequate in following through on the medical recommendations of their current doctor.

 

The notice stated that the shelter hearing would be held that day, but contained no information regarding where or when it would be held (the form states "TBA" or to be announced).  The notice also claimed that the Bierlys were entitled to an attorney to represent them at the hearing, though no counsel was provided to them at that time.

 

"Grampa Barry" signed the "Certificate or Service" which stated:

"I affirm that on the 28 day of September 2000, I delivered an accurate and complete copy of the forgoing notice to the parent(s) named above."

Despite having signed this, the parents are not named on the form.  And, in fact, no hearing was held that day.

 

According to Lisa Bierly, the case worker called that night and admitted to her: "I think I made a big mistake [in taking Jordan]."

 

According to a state Office of Child Protection Ombudsman (OCPO) report, Jordan arrived at the shelter 6:45 p.m.  Where was Jordan from 4:30-6:45 p.m.?  If he had a medical emergency, why did he not go directly to the hospital?

 

Fourth amendment protections against unlawful search and seizure are obviously given little consideration by Utah courts, agencies, and the state legislature.  This callous disregard for due process was somewhat curtailed by a recent judgment of the Federal Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding a similar abuse perpetrated on the Roska family (also residents of Utah, see Roska v. Peterson).

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Another Prominent Doctor Defends Parents

A doctor who had been seeing Jordan, Steven R. Allen with the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, wrote a letter on 9/5/2001 defending Jordan's parents and their care of his medical condition.  Dr. Allen had seen Jordan from early 1998 until DCFS seized him in October 2000:

"I can tell you that Jordan's mother has always been concerned about his health and got him in to see us when he was ill.  He never required hospitalization for complications during the time he was coming to my clinic.  Unfortunately, Jordan is a brittle diabetic whose sugars have been difficult to control...

 

"I can state that I have no reason whatsoever to believe that Jordan's mother would willfully do anything that could cause him harm... From my experience with his mother, I think that she ought to be able to provide this sort of [proper] care in her home."

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DCFS Lies About Taking Jordan to Hospital

According to Lisa Bierly, the foster mother continually called Lisa to ask her how to take care of Jordan.  She stated that Jordan was not taken to a hospital for four days.  Remember, he was supposedly removed because he was in dire need of immediate medical care.

 

Things went horribly for Jordan in foster care.  The foster mother did not know how to take care of a diabetic and Jordan even missed meals, which is extremely dangerous for diabetics.

 

DCFS claimed that the medical neglect was confirmed, but also admitted that Jordan had been placed in a shelter and then hospitalized.  What did that mean?

 

"Grampa Barry" claimed to have taken Jordan to the "Elderridge Medical Center" where Jordan was "briefly" seen by a nurse "Kim Mason."  He failed to document the outcome of this examination.  According to the same OCPO report, there is no evidence that an examination ever occurredThe actual medical center was the Westridge Medical Center and "nurse Kim Mason" was not a nurse at all, but a referral clerk.

 

DCFS policy requires that children receive a medical exam within 24 hours of being seized (see previous link).  In addition, no attempt was made to follow through with Jordan's original doctor to ensure that he received proper attention.

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AG's Office Seizes Leigh Bierly in Defiance of Court Order

On October 3, 2000, self-proclaimed "Grampa Barry" returned to the Bierly home with a Notice of Removal, to seize Leigh Bierly.  The cited reason for her removal was "suffering emotional damage" and that she was a  "sibling at risk" due to the medical neglect ("M.N."), apparently of her brother Jordan.  This time the notice claimed that a hearing would be held in the 3rd District Court in Sandy at 2 p.m. on October 4th to consider whether Leigh would be retained in the temporary custody of DCFS.  Again, there was no warrant or court order to authorize seizure of Leigh in the first place.

 

"Grampa Barry" claimed that after Leigh was removed she appeared to be lethargic (he suspected drugs). Leigh was seen by a doctor on the next day, the 4th of October at 10 a.m., who reported that she was perfectly normal.  As will be shown, "Grampa Barry's" reasons for seizing Leigh were never substantiated, but were frequently repudiated.

 

On the request for shelter form, Leigh Bierly was listed as "transient."  The Bierly family were temporarily staying in the Crystal Inn and Days Inn hotels while they waited to move into a five bedroom rental home with 2.5 acres of land in Midvale.  Leigh's father Darryl was present when she was seized.

 

Yet, the OCPO report found that Leigh was not at risk (page 9).  On October 3rd, 2000, the same day she was seized and a shelter hearing was held, the court finally appointed counsel to the parents for Jordan.  Still, the court did not appoint any counsel for Leigh.  Also on October 3rd, a guardian ad litem was appointed to Jordan, but not to Leigh. In fact, the notice of appearance only lists Jordan.

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Let the State Assault Begin!

DCFS had only begun to orchestrate attacks on the Bierly family.  A search warrant was signed on the 10th of October to search the premises of the Bierly's storage unit.  The search warrant contains no case number.  An affidavit was filed that is also incomplete and unsigned.  The Bierly's storage unit was ransacked and ALL of their possessions were destroyed  including documents.  No drugs or criminal instrumentalities were found.

 

On October 3, 2000, Jordan's case went before Judge Johansson and Lisa Bierly faced the Assistant Attorney General, the Guardian ad Litem and "Grampa Barry."  Because no notice had been given of the hearing, the court delayed the shelter hearing until the next day.

 

The parents did not receive a copy of the petition.  According to statute and DCFS policy, DCFS is supposed to conduct a 30-day investigation.  "Grampa Barry" only saw the children for one day, went away for 2 weeks, and seized the child the next day.  According to state statute, parents are supposed to have 30 days to respond before a shelter hearing is conducted.

 

The October 4 shelter hearing was again postponed until the 11th.  This violated state statute 78-3a-306 (7), as shelter hearings can only be postponed one time.

 

The notice of Leigh's removal was not received, until the Bierlys made a GRAMA request for information.  The notice was withheld for ONE YEAR after the seizure, violating state statute 63-2-204 and just one day prior to the termination hearing!

 

Again, Leigh's natural father, Daryl, was never included in any of the notices.  In fact, the claim was that his location was unknown, though he was present from the very beginning.  (They even hand-cuffed him during the gun-point raid.)  Through all of this Daryl has been ignored, treated as a non-entity, and denied his rights.

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PART III: THE HORRIFIC ABUSES

Official Document Admits Denial of Due Process!

The shelter order given on October 11 admits that the parents were not examined pursuant to state statute regarding that shelter hearing.  It also acknowledges that no attorney was provided to the father and does not even list the father.  In addition, Peter Bierly is also now listed in the shelter order and no case number is listed. 

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Public Defender Undermines Bierlys' Chances

According to the minutes of the shelter hearing, Assistant Attorney General (AAG) Paul Amann of the AG's office moved to invoke an exclusionary role to exclude all witnesses save "Grampa Barry" and the mother.  The public defendant concurred.  This effectively cut off the eleven witnesses Lisa Bierly had brought with her to court.  Lisa Bierly was ignored and not allowed to give testimony.

 

According to the Order of Temporary Custody, DCFS was only granted custody on October 11, 2003.  Prior to that time, DCFS had no authority to hold the Bierly children.  Again, the report cites an emergency situation, yet Jordan was not hospitalized until four days after his seizure from his home.  (See note at bottom of this form regarding the granting of temporary custody.)

 

According to state statute, DCFS is supposed to only concoct one service plan.  Lisa Bierly has agreed to 14 service plans prior to termination of her rights.  She completed the first of many service plans within 30 days (the plan is supposed to be completed by 45 days according to DCFS policy).

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Leigh Returned Home, Only to be Seized by AG's Office

 

On the 14th of November 2000, Leigh was returned home ("RH"), but Jordan was not.  On November 15, 2000, Lisa's court appointed attorney finally received the discovery information. The trial was held on November 17, 2000.

 

Is it fair that discovery be given two days prior to the adjudication trial itself?  Remember, this trial is critical as allegations against the parents would be judged, as well as what was going to happen to Jordan.

 

In June 2001, Lisa and her counsel asked Attorney General Paul Amann for discovery for evidence that would be presented against them at the termination trial.  According to counsel Wayne Searle, AG Amann responded by saying, "GO FISH!"

 

Discovery information was finally received from AAG Amann on September 13, 2001.  The termination trial was held on September 17, 2001! 

 

Was this another oversight or was it a way of operation for the Attorney General's Office?  You decide.   Consider that at the crucial termination trial, the Bierly parents were again unprepared as AAG Amann did not give discovery until three days prior to that trial! 

 

The certificate of mailing of discovery again listed Peter Bierly, though he had remained with the family since the beginning and no allegations or evidences had been brought to bear in his case.  Again, he had not been listed any time previously.

 

Leigh was again listed on the certificate even though she had already been returned.  According to DCFS, Leigh's case was closed due to an administrative error by the Attorney General's office and due to the fact that there was not sufficient evidence.  The Guardian ad Litem also indicated that Leigh was not under a trial home placement.

 

At the adjudication trial, Lisa Bierly asked her court appointed attorney to delay the trial so they would have more time to prepare their defense.  The attorney told her not to worry about it, but to take the stand and tell the judge she knows how to take care of her own child and if she does that she will get Jordan back that day.  Lisa was hopelessly outgunned.  The new head of the diabetes clinic, the one who reported the Bierly family, took the stand to testify against her.

 

According to the OCPO report (page 9), the January 11 trial only dealt with Jordan, and that the caseworker was new and probably wasn't aware of protocols.  Yet, after the judge had ended the trial, AAG Paul Amann seized Leigh from the arms of Lisa Bierly.  There is testimony from witness Ira Reed as well.  Also read a DCFS Activity Report dated January 11, 2001.

 

Lisa wrote a letter refuting Amann's bogus charges that she had not completed the treatment plan by failing to have a working phone.  She had a cell phone and also had a land-line installed as of Jan 12, 2001.  This is confirmed by a DCFS progress report.  And according to a DCFS assessment dated March 1, 2001 Lisa had complied with the service plan since (at least) the end of January.

 

From minutes of the adjudication trial there is no mention of Leigh.  And there was no allowance for Amann to seize Leigh.  In fact, according to state statute 62A-4a-113(2)(b)(i), the Attorney Generals Office only has authority "advise the division regarding decisions to remove a minor from the minor's home." It does not have power to actually remove minors on its own.

 

AAG Amann blatantly defied the court order issued that very day (January 11, 2001).  The order specifically stated that Leigh and Peter Bierly were to remain in Lisa's Bierly's care.

 

AAG Amann seized Leigh Bierly under color of law, contradicting a court order given that same day, state statutes, the Fourth Amendment, etc.

 

Should a judge that allowed this type of behavior to occur in and around his courtroom be allowed to hold office?

 

The Bierlys claim to have repeatedly approached Attorney General Shurtleff and members of his staff to encourage them to intervene and reign in the actions of AAG Amann.  As of yet, Shurtleff has not taken any disciplinary action or expedited the return of the Bierly children.

 

Also note that Leigh's natural father was still not recognized by the court, was not mentioned, and no legal counsel was ever offered to him.

 

According to a DCFS activity record dated 12 Feb 2002, Leigh had been moved around so much in the last year she was having difficulty bonding.    According to a DCFS activity record 22 Feb 2001, Patty Van Waggoner, then head of the DCFS Cottonwood Branch stated that Leigh needed to go home as soon as possible.  Ms. Waggoner is now deputy director of DCFS. 

 

Leigh was not returned home until March 30, 2001.  But not for good.

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Midvale Gestapo Repeat "Elian-Gonzales" Raid

On May 14, 2001 the Midvale Police Department raided the Bierly home at gun-point.  Tim, aged 18 at the time, was closest to the door when the police arrived.  The police told him to open the door or they would bust it down.  He opened the door and was greeted by mace in the eyes, nose, and mouth at point blank range.

 

Peter, 16, grabbed the policeman's arm and said "Please don't do that to my brother."  The police thugs threw Peter to the ground and sprayed him in the eyes, nose, and mouth at point blank range.  It should be noted that such abuse is potentially fatal.

 

Daryl was hand-cuffed and threatened with arrest.  Lisa hid in terror in a back-room the closet with Leigh until the police found her and seized Leigh and took her away.

 

According to the Bierlys, Tim was charged with obstructing justice and assaulting an officer.  Assistant Attorney General Amann later wrote an e-mail to three DCFS workers essentially admitting that "the Elian Gonazales-style removal at gun point from the closet in Lisa Bierly's home" was excessive.

 

The mere admission of excessive force should never be allowed to absolve American governments and government agents from guilt or consequence.  This type of action should be viewed as one of the most serious threats against the fabric of our nation.

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State Officials Fail to Take Action on Bierly Plight

Former Utah Representative Matt Throckmorton requested that Legislative  Research audit the DCFS and the Bierly case in particular.  Martin Stephen supposedly approved the audit, though no action has been taken.

 

According to the Bierlys, Governor Leavitt, General Shurtleff, Ric Cantrell from Shurtleff's office, and numerous others have received this type of documentation and the opportunity to take corrective action.  The Bierly's report that the AG attempted to settle their lawsuit against the state for $5,000, which they refused. And AAG Ammon and DCFS caseworker, "Grampa" Barry Richards, are still employed with the State of Utah.

Jordan's Health Deteriorates He Loses Hope

The day after the family's adjudication trial, Jordan told his mom during their visit: "I will be dead before I come home won't I Mommy?"  He has since deteriorated.

 

During one of Lisa's visits with Jordan,  March 2, 2001, Jordan went into insulin shock and dropped to a 37 glucose level.  This was the first time Lisa had experienced insulin shock with Jordan before.  He could have gone into a coma and died as a result.

 

On July 20, 2001, a doctor requested that Jordan receive immediate treatment in an emergency room for his problems.  DCFS ignored the doctor's request as the case worker wanted Jordan to adjust to a new foster home.  The judge ignored the July 19 emergency hearing request to protect Jordan's health until November (4 months!), where the doctor's request was denied!

 

According to a DCFS activity record dated Aug 1, 2001 the goal was still to reunify the children with their family.  On the same report the case worker discusses whether they would be setting up the foster mom for failure if Jordan's health condition deteriorated.

 

According to a doctor's report dated August 7, 2001, Jordan's eyes became blurry in DCFS custody.  According to a previous doctor's report dated August 1, 2001, it is related to high blood pressure, likely a result of the diabetes not being controlled.

 

On August 31, Lisa asked for a trial home placement to protect Jordan's health.  She was denied.  On October 25, Jordan again went into insulin shock and had to be hospitalized.

 

On August 24, 2001, Lisa's attorney Wayne Searle asked the AG where the discovery is so he could prepare for the termination trial.  The Bierly's motions were shut down by Judge Johanssen on November 6, 2001 (FOUR  months after their request for an emergency hearing).

 

Also note that the natural father of Jordan was extorted to pay child support and/or face exportation out of the United States if he did not agree to terminate his parental rights with regards to Jordan.  He was part Russian/Iranian.  Darryl, on the other hand, was not even recognized by the court for Leigh, as he is the natural father.

 

An anonymously-delivered internal DCFS e-mail dated October 23, 2001, confirms that DCFS does not trust the AG's office in the Bierly case and points to a potentially politically explosive situation.

 

In a DCFS memorandum dated September 25, 2001, the AG and the Office of the Guardian ad Litem are fingered as asserting authority over the recommendation of DCFS in the Bierly case. 

 

Of additional interest, AAG Amann, the Guardian ad Litem, and Judge Johanssen have been accused of holding ex parte meetings to discuss this case.  Read a witness's testimony and affidavit.

 

AAG Amann responded to the accusation by warning a DCFS employee in an internal e-mail to not communicate with the Bierly's private attorney, and by supposedly putting a gag order on Lisa Bierly's case worker.  This is appears to indicate that he did not want Lisa to succeed, as she had to communicate with the case case worker in order to assure compliance with the service plan.

 

According to a DCFS activity record dated 7 May 2001, Jordan told his foster mother to forget about his medicine so he can go home and live with his mother.  She refused to do that and Jordan replied that he would tell his next foster mother to miss his medicine and would keep doing so until someone listened.

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Why Accountability Utah is Providing this Web Space

Darryl and Lisa Bierly are parents deprived of two of their children.  Since their loss, Lisa religiously attends child welfare oversight meetings at the state capitol and has worked on enacting other legislation to protect parental rights.  She refuses to give up on her children because she knows they are her children.  The Bierlys have since filed a lawsuit in federal court against the State of Utah.

 

Though Lisa Bierly's number one priority is the return of her children, in her own words, she has stated: "I cannot allow this to happen to any other family.  I have to stop them from doing this."

 

The Bierlys have been interviewed by local newspapers and other press, but their story never comes forth. At their request and consent, we have shared our Web space for them to do this in the hopes that justice will be served.  Unlike many of the officials involved, Accountability Utah demands due process.  We encourage all parties to contact us with substantive corrections or clarifications to this presentation.

 

After reviewing the Bierly's documentation, the decision to post this information and to aid the Bierlys in alerting the citizens of Utah also became an ethical issue.  If Jordan dies while in the custody of the state, and we did nothing to seek his return and verify his well-being, we fear that we could somehow be guilty for withholding information that could have saved his life.

 

Lisa Bierly's documentation becomes scarce after the State of Utah terminated her rights and made her a virtual non-entity in the lives of Jordan and Leigh.  But she claims, via information provided by sympathetic state employees, to know that Jordan has been placed in at least five different locations and that his health has greatly deteriorated.  She also stated that her daughter has been relocated at least eight times.

 

Based upon the information we have received, we have no legitimate cause to assume that the State of Utah has improved its care and handling of Jordan or Leigh.  As our business is accountability, we have a very strong motivation to see that all elected and appointed officials in this case come forward and allow the public to scrutinize their actions.  It is their responsibility to end the injustices perpetrated against the Bierlys, other families, and the trust of Utah citizens.

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CONCLUSION: TAKE ACTION!

Act now to expose and end this corruption and injustice! Here is what you need to do:

1. Know your rights!  Read the Citizen's Resolution that outlines some of your basic due process rights as parents.  Also print out a copy of our Parental Rights Now! Action Packet to learn more about the importance of this fight.  Also see a list of parental rights resources in Utah.  Several of these groups have a working knowledge of the Bierly case.

2. Forward this message to your family, friends, and associates. Let them know that all Utah families are in grave peril!

3. Call Governor Leavitt and demand to know why he has failed to reign in these rogue agencies.  Demand the resignation of DCFS Director Richard Anderson, Department of Human Services Director Robin Arnold-Williams, and the Guardian ad Litem Director Kristen Brewer for tolerating gross violations of human rights.  Assistant Attorney General Paul Amann and DCFS employee "Grampa" Barry Richards also need to go.

Governor Mike Leavitt:
210 State Capitol Bldg
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Phone: 801-538-1000
Toll-free: 800-705-2464
Fax: 801-538-1528
E-mail: governor@utah.gov

4. Call Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and demand that he take immediate action to end the persecution of the Bierly family and to return Jordan and Leigh to their parents.

Attorney General Mark Shurtleff:
Main number: (801) 538-9600
Main fax: (801) 538-1121
Main e-mail: uag@utah.gov

5. Call Senate President Alma Mansell and House Speaker Marty Stephens. Tell them to take immediate action to reunify the Bierly family, open extensive investigations on abuses by the Governor's Office, Utah Attorney Generals Office, the Utah Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS), and the Office of the Guardians ad Litem.  Demand that they publicly call for an emergency session to restore your due process rights.  Also ask them what criminal charges will be filed against many of the state and local employees involved in this case.

Senate President Alma Mansell:
Home: (801) 942-6019
Office: (801) 563-7600
Fax: (801) 563-7847
E-mail: amansell@utahsenate.org

See his dismal record on parental rights.

House Speaker Marty Stephens:
Home: (801) 731-5346
Work: (801) 538-1930
Fax: (801) 538-1908
E-mail: martystephens@utah.gov

6. Call your local legislator and demand that he take immediate action to protect your rights and the rights of the Bierly family. Tell him to publicly call for a special session to deal with these matters, to press for public hearings, and to set up a town meeting in his neighborhood.  If you need help finding your legislator, visit our elected official contact page.

7. We encourage attorneys to contact us and to network with citizens and other attorneys in filing suits against the State of Utah. If you are an attorney, or you know any attorney, consider filing a lawsuit.  There are many possible avenues available to you.

 

8. National groups can offer assistance to this high-profile case.  Opposition to injustice should not end at Utah's boundaries.

9. Monitor this site for new and updated information and join our alert list by e-mailing us at info@accountabilityutah.org.

 

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